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Financial Markets and Corporate Strategy Paperback – 1 Sep 2008

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  • Paperback: 864 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education; European ed edition (1 Sept. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077119029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077119027
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 3.3 x 26.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Examples have been updated, vignettes changed, numbers modified and statements checked for currency and historical accuracy, and exercises and examples have been modified or added to so that the text is even more practical, pedagogically effective and current.
Very practical text, with many real world examples embedded throughout. Each chapter opens with a real-world vignette to motivate students to learn the issues in the respective chapter.
Each chapter includes a set of learning objectives to help the student understand what should be learned and mastered from each chapter.
Virtually every chapter includes numerous examples and case studies, some hypothetical and some real, that help students gain insight into some of the most interesting and sophisticated realms of financial theory and practice.
Major results and key words and concepts are highlighted throughout each chapter. In addition, the functional use of color is deliberately and carefully done in order to call out important topics.
Practical Insights is a feature that contains unique guidelines to help students identify the important practical issues faced by the financial manager and where to look in that part of the text to help analyze those issues. This feature enables the book to serve as a reference as well as a primer on finance. Practical Insight boxes are located at the end of each of the six parts.
Executive Perspective feature provides the reader with testimonials from important financial executives, who have looked over parts of the book and highlight what issues and topics are especially important from the practicing executive's perspective. Examples include Myron S. Scholes, Thomas E. Copeland, David C. Shimko. These are also found at the end of each of the six parts, just after the Practical Insights feature.
Increased accessibility through careful topic selection (both deletions of content as well as additional new content).
A new brief section on private equity in Chapter 3, Equity Financing.
Some of the more difficult mathematical material has been cut, and made less intimidating by using narrative discussion vs. mathematical formulas, such as chapter five's discussion of mean-variance analysis.
Chapter 7 includes a new discussion about the lessons learned from the fate of Long Term Capital Management. It also includes a section about market frictions and their implications for derivative securities pricing and the management of derivatives portfolios.
Chapter 8 includes an expanded section on covered interest rate parity.
New Chapter 9: Discounting and Valuation This chapter was created based on reviewer feedback asking for a chapter that covers the key ingredients of valuation: accounting, cash flows, and basic discounting
Chapter 10 provides a more in-depth discussion of the equivalent annual cost approach and has several new results.
Chapter 11 has an expanded discussion of the distinction between firm betas and project betas and provides several new explanations for why these might differ. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

David Hillier is Centenary Professor and Ziff Chair in Financial Markets and Head of the Accounting & Finance Division at Leeds University Business School. He has taught across a range of accounting and finance topics internationally, and has also conducted courses for a variety of professional clients, including The World Bank and the National Health Service. David is committed to keeping the OLC up-to-date for this title and will create new and topical case studies to help do so as time goes on.

Mark Grinblatt is Professor of Finance at the University of California Los Angeles Anderson School of Management. He has also acted as a consultant to numerous firms and an associate editor for the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Review of Financial Studies.

Sheridan Titman is Professor of Finance at the University of Texas. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and has worked in a consulting capacity.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Q. Mcafee on 29 Sept. 2008
At last! A complex subject matter that has been explored and explained in an absorbing and alluring manner. This book affords a fascinating insight with often amusing practical examination and I would advocate this to be a 'must-have' purchase for any teacher / practitioner / student in this field or indeed from any related fields.

Not only an updated edition of this publication, but I would suggest an upgraded edition that endures to offer and indeeed succeeds in supplying an advancement of this subject matter.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. Julie Wilson on 29 Sept. 2008
I am currently undertaking a course in Finance and have just purchased this book. It is exactly what I was after...its very well written, clear and concise, and has a refreshing approach to learning corporate finance.
I would thoroughly recommend it.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Gerda on 11 Mar. 2010
The product was delivered very fast (although I live in the Netherlands), and it was in excellent state.
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You can find a better text book! 20 Mar. 2011
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I am a university professor in Mexico. I have used this book in the past, but students dont seem to be engaged or to fully follow on what the book covers. It is a long and dense read. This is not a bad textbook, but there are better ones out there! If you want a Corporate Finance textbook stick to Brealey & Myers or Ross & Westerfield textbooks on Corporate Finance. If you want to study/teach Corporate Financial Strategy (what instruments to use and how/when to use them) then consider "Corporate Financial Strategy", Third Edition by Ruth Bender. Bender provides an incredibly easy read that is current and engaging. I have switched from Grinblatt to Bender and the class has dramatically improved!
Countless of typos.. 14 Oct. 2010
By chris - Published on
I won't touch almost all of the topics in the other posts of this rating (they are almost all 100% correct)... but one.

The amount of typos and other mistakes in this text is appalling. I don't think the authors did any of the customization on the European edition. This has got to be the (embarrassing) work of one of their (most untalented) students..

and it's boring...

gave it +1 star - it's got the perfect dimensions as a door stopper.
Five Stars 28 Aug. 2014
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